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Day 1: Kisan Mela draws huge crowds 25.9.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 22 Kisan Mela which is held twice a year is the most awaited event for the framers as it is the time when they buy seeds, saplings, medicines and all the necessary things required for farming, which is their chief profession. A visibly excited farmers were today seen entering the gates of PAU and the whole campus today gave a different look with tractors, machinery, seeds and plants etc at display. The one hour rain did not deter the spirits of the farmers and they were seen braving thorough the rain to make way to the fair. It is the 50th Kisan Mela at Punjab Agricultural University. This time, the mela is focusing on socio-economic aspect of farmers’ suicide. Manpreet Singh Badal, Minister of Finance, Planning and Employment Generation, Punjab, inaugurated the event. While giving a message to the farmers, he said to farmers to educate their wards farmers can skip one meal. One meal can be missed but not the education of the wards. Every farmer should necessarily ...
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A sustainable future 25.9.2017 dailypioneer3973
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Hindi Divas celebrated 25.9.2017 The Tribune
Ludhiana: GMT Public School celebrated 'Hindi Divas'. On this occasion, Ashu Gulati, a Hindi teacher, spoke about the national language. She reminded the students about the interesting facts of the language. Students also enchanted a few of Rahim's dohas. Principal Charanpreet Kaur and vice-principal Geetu Chhabra motivated the students to respect the national language and told them about the importance of mother tongue for the citizens of India. Carnival at Eastwood A carnival for kids was organised at Eastwood International School under the leadership of the school president Anand Saroop Singh Mohie and principal Amandeep Kaur Bakshi. The school organised various kinds of swings, adventures rides and team building games for the capacity building of the students and to inculcate team spirit in them. Dance party was also organised. Refreshment was provided to the students. Principal Dr Bakshi marked the event by saying that these kinds of programmes and games are essential along with academics as they ...
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Cakes, burgers a hit among villagers at Kisan Mela 25.9.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 23 Gone are the days when countryside people were not fond of fast food. Stalls put up by the students of department of Nutrition and Dietetics during the Kissan Mela is the testimony to the fact. The students have prepared cakes, muffins and healthy burgers and are selling the same during the Mela. This kind of stall is put up by the students every year during the Mela. Tanusha Nagpal, a third year student of the Nutrition & Dietetics Department, said dry cakes are a hit among the rural population. “We have three kinds of cakes. One are with egg, one without egg and one has egg in very less quality. Caramel, nuts, dates and walnut and honey and almond are the various flavours of these cakes,”she said. Adding further, Gurjinder Kaur from the same class, said before selling they tell the customers about the egg potion. “Some are vegetarian and some do not eat due to some religious customs. So whenever any customers comes, we tell them about the egg quantity being ...
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Pashu Palan Mela ends at vet varsity 25.9.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 23 Pashu Palan Mela of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) concluded with a message to develop livestock farming as an effective option of diversification. The fair with a focus on developing livestock professions on modern terms in an environment friendly manner attracted a huge gathering. GADVASU is contributing in the field of education and research, besides promoting livestock with its extension activities. To develop livestock, the university is extending its services, support, know how and training to people from all economic categories. Besides delivering services to commercial farmers the varsity is also disseminating information of all techniques to medium and lower category farmers in order to provide equal opportunities to all. It helps them earn benefits with their limited resources. These views were expressed by the GADVASU Vice Chancellor, Dr AS Nanda. The director of extension education, Dr Harish Kumar Verma, said, ...
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This year’s theme: My Nation, My Responsibility 25.9.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 24 The four-day Panjab University Youth and Heritage Festival for Zone-A started at Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, today.  Students from around 13 colleges, including Arya College, Gobindgarh Public College, Alour, Arya College, Panjab University Regional College, SCD Government College, SCD Evening College, Kamla Lohtia College, Atam Vallabh Jain College, Aurobindo College of Commerce, Malwa College, Samrala, BSSG Government College Sidhsar, Government college, Karamsar (Rara Sahib) along with students from the host college are participating in the festival. Nirmal Jaura, Director Youth Affairs at Panjab University, said the theme of the youth festival this year is ‘My Nation, My Responsibility’.  On the first day, competitions in events, including group shabad/ bhajan group singing, classical music (vocal), light geet ghazal and folk song were held.  Poetry writing, short-story writing and essay writing contests were also held. The theme for poetry was ...
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Aerosol layer from North contains carbon soot 25.9.2017
Hyderabad: A joint study by Isro and Nasa shows high concentrations of aerosols in the upper reaches of the earth"s atmosphere. The size of the aerosol layer seen by Isro and Nasa in the Upper Troposphere and Lower Stratosphere is 0.25 micron. These pollutants usually stay at lower levels but have been blown upwards to higher altitudes due to the circulatory pattern of the monsoon winds in the months of July and August across Northern India. "The presence of aerosols at a higher altitude means the climate impact of the aerosol will be more," says Professor S.K. Satheesh, Chair of the Divecha Centre for Climate Change in Bengaluru.  He adds that once aerosols reach the stratosphere, they could affect the ozone layer.  Aerosols from Northern India mostly consist of carbon soot, due to the rampant practice of crop burning, leading to heat trapping particles spreading further up. "What this study is referring to is the presence of aerosols higher up than we usually expect to ...
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Nitin Gadkari again nudges for electric vehicles 25.9.2017
Hyderabad: Nitin Gadkari, the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, in his closing address at the ISB Leadership Summit held in the city, said that the automotive industry would have to make a switch to the electric vehicle segment. Speaking about the pollution generated by the industry, he said, "We export about Rs 1.5 lakh crore worth of automobiles. This sector has the highest employment potential, but pollution is a genuine concern." He stressed on the need for prioritisation of indigenous technology.  "Public transport must start using electricity. It is very cheap, and people will benefit from it. We are a coal- and power-surplus country," he said. At the annual convention of the SIAM which was held earlier this year in Delhi, Mr Gadkari had said that vehicle manufacturers would have to make provisions for the use of alternative fuels to check pollution levels or risk getting bulldozed. The Central Government plans to bring an electric car to the market by ...
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Zinc recovery plant at Mandi Gobindgarh 25.9.2017 The Tribune
Patiala, September 24 In an effort to use the hazardous waste of induction furnaces and recover valuable metals, the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) aims at promoting more firms to adopt this technology that would help save environment pollution. A pilot zinc recovery plant set up by a private firm, M/s Madhav Alloys Pvt Ltd, situated at Gobindgarh was today inaugurated by   K.S Pannu, chairman of the Punjab Pollution Control Board. This plant, which is the first-of-its-kind in the country, will use the hazardous waste of induction furnaces and recover valuable metals. It will help in reducing the pollution load in the environment. This plant is the result of consistent efforts of the board to persuade the industrial units in Punjab to adopt waste minimisation techniques by way of recovery of useful products from the hazardous wastes being generated by them. The induction furnace industries, mainly in Mandi Gobindgarh and Ludhiana, produce dust as air emissions, which is then collected through the ...
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If children aren’t safe in schools, where would they be? 25.9.2017 The Tribune
The death of a seven-year-old boy at a Gurugram school was a painful incident. The safety and security of schoolchildren is the prime concern of the authorities. All rules and regulations with regard to it should be followed. Aarti Bhardwaj, Chandigarh Safety of children prime concern No words are enough to condemn the murder of a Class II student at a private school in Gurugram. A sincere effort should be made to ensure that no such incident occurs in future. Children are the future of the country and should be safe on the school premises. Speed governors and the GPS should be installed in every school bus. A woman conductor should be in every school bus. Nikita Kapur, Chandigarh Take safety measures   Every school should install CCTV cameras, constitute safety committees and ensure a safe transportation facility for students. Antecedents of the school staff should be verified by the police. Steps to generate awareness among students about a good or bad touch should also be taken. The safety of children ...
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Over 953 benefit from camp in city 25.9.2017 The Tribune

Tribune News Service 

Chandigarh, September 24 

Members of the Chandigarh Senior Citizens' Association organised a socio-medical camp at Government High School, Colony No. 4, Industrial Area-I, Chandigarh, on Sunday. This was the fourth camp in a series of such camps which are held September to celebrate the International Elders Day on October 1.

The UT Administration's Directorates of Social 

Welfare, Labour Department and Food Supply Department and a team each from Punjab National Bank and Post Office provided much needed general awareness at the camp. 

SS Randhawa, vice-president of the association, informed that over 953 patients got the benefit of the camp.

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Irregular periods? Here may be some of the reasons 25.9.2017 thehansindia3913
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Kollam curbs building material costs 25.9.2017
KOLLAM: Government contractors in Kollam are relieved with the new district collector Dr S. Karthikeyan setting a ceiling for prices on construction materials such as granite and sand.  The price including compound tax has been fixed on the recommendations of the committee convened by the land revenue deputy collector. The new price for granite is Rs 15 per cubic feet metal chips at `30, MSand Rs 50, rock dust Rs 35, GSB Rs 20, and Psand Rs 60, as directed by the district administration.  The contractors anticipate price reduction on quarry products with his intervention after the formation of a committee to assess their prices on the All Kerala Government Contractors Association's petition against the alleged extortion by quarry owners.  Various departments, including PWD and geology, crusher and quarry unions and the contractors association were part of the committee that reached consensus on the new tariff. "The administration has addressed our long-pending demand for a ...
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No smoggy mornings this winter 25.9.2017 Hindu: News
The Capital may not witness smoggy mornings this winter as many farmers in the neighbouring State of Punjab have stopped burning paddy stubble and are using it to generate electricity with the help of...
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City faces acute drinking water deficit 25.9.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jammu, September 22 With the much-hyped Rs 886-crore Chenab water diversion project still in limbo and the increasing population putting huge pressure on the drinking water sources, Jammu is facing a shortfall of whooping 15 million gallons daily (MGD). As per the latest data of water requirement in Jammu city, only 50 MGD is being generated from the available resources while the need is 65.10 MGD. Jammu district is home to 15 lakh people and caters to a huge floating population, mostly pilgrims. The core city area (Jammu city) has a population of 7.5 lakh. Senior officials of the Public Health Engineering (PHE) Department have expressed inability to meet the water needs of the rising population in Jammu and sought immediate government intervention to tide away the incoming crisis as drought and pollution are leaving the Tawi and underground aquifers overstressed. A senior official said the Japanese International Cooperation Agency, which had to fund the project, was not ...
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Tributes paid to Hari Singh 25.9.2017 The Tribune
MHAC School celebrated the birth anniversary of the erstwhile Dogra ruler Maharaja Hari Singh on Friday. More than 100 students and teachers from Samaj Kalyan Kendra and Ram Chander Memorial Trust School were invited to take part in the celebrations. Principal Sween Puri and dignitaries garlanded the statue and paid tributes. tns NSS Day celebrated The NSS Day was celebrated at Government Degree College, Akhnoor. Anuradha from J&K State Pollution Control Board, was the chief guest. Principal Dr Anil Gupta apprised the NSS volunteers of the necessity of social work. Anuradha talked about source waste management and also demonstrated how to segregate the waste management and its purification and composing, which would lead to the purification of the environment. tns Freshers’ party A freshers’ party was organised to welcome the new entrants at Dogra Degree College, Bari Brahmana. The programme began with the lighting of the traditional lamp. A cultural programme was presented by students. Samar Dev Singh ...
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Way out of Kashmir imbroglio 25.9.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jammu, September 23 Thursday’s attack on Public Works Minister Naeem Akhter in Tral in south Kashmir in which civilians were the worst victims tells a story of recurring security threat in the Valley. Two civilians were killed and many more wounded in the grenade attack that served as a grim reminder that the militancy is far from over. It is becoming increasingly clear that not only the ministers are on the target list — there have been attacks on other ministers too — but a situation is being developed in which the distance between the government and the people is being widened by the blood-letting grenade attacks. During his discussions with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Governor NN Vohra had laid an extra stress on security management that implied the need for a secure environment for the people to move freely and air their genuine developmental and educational demands. Tral has proved that unheeding the voices of reason and farsightedness has ugly consequences. Closely ...
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Workshop on e-waste held 25.9.2017 The Tribune

Tribune News service

Jammu, September 24

Jammu Sanskriti School in collaboration with Karo Sambhav organised a workshop on e-waste awareness in association with the Desert Resource Centre. Rajesh Sharma, Joint Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, was the chief guest on the occasion. An interactive session was organised on e-waste awareness, its disposal, recycling and ways to collaborate and educate students on environmental hazards of e-waste.

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Guv lauds Army’s role in grooming youth 25.9.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Srinagar, September 24 Governor NN Vohra and Usha Vohra, First Lady, participated in the Yusmarg Festival organised by the Chinar Corps of the Army at Yusmarg today. The festival was inaugurated with the release of doves and balloons by the Governor and other dignitaries. Welcoming the participants at the festival, the Governor observed that such occasions provided a joyous opportunity for the youth and their parents to get together and enjoy varied entertaining activities. He congratulated the Chinar Corps for providing a day-long outing not only to students of Army Goodwill School, Balapur, but to nearly a thousand boys and girls from various schools in Budgam district. Appreciating the natural beauty of Yusmarg which is endowed with lush green surroundings and a meadow, the Governor prayed for the restoration of peaceful environment that would enable the youth to prove their potential in every arena of life. The Governor and First Lady complimented the students who presented ...
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Improper treatment of harmful biomedical waste raises concern 25.9.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jammu, September 24 Though the state government talks high about strengthening the health sector by opening more and more healthcare facilities, when it comes to treatment of hazardous biomedical waste being generated by government hospitals and private clinics on a daily basis, nothing much has been done in this regard. Around 1,014 kg waste per day is generated by 815 healthcare facilities in the Jammu province. Out of this, only 349 kg waste is being treated due to the lack of sufficient waste treatment facility. Defunct Biomedical Waste (BMW) incinerators that were lying defunct at the Government SMGS Hospital and Government Chest Diseases Hospital since long have worsened the situation as a majority of the biomedical waste is being generated from government healthcare facilities due to heavy inflow of patients across the province. Sources said a private firm had established a waste management unit at Rakh Rara village in Samba district to collect biomedical waste from government ...
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